Jaroslav Halak G NYI 1 Day

Halak was pulled at the second intermission of Tuesday's loss to the Leafs after surrendering five goals on 23 shots.

This represents easily the worst start of the young season for Halak, who'd generally been playing well to open the campaign. It'd make sense for him to take a seat for Chad Johnson on Thursday against Johnson's old Bruins mates.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 2 Days

Halak will be the starting goaltender in Tuesday's game against the Maple Leafs.

Halak will look to get back in the win column after having a three-game winning streak snapped his last time out. He will face a Toronto squad that tallied just one goal in two games against the Red Wings over the weekend.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 4 Days

Halak made 35 saves in a 3-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday night. He allowed two goals, both of which came on the power play.

He was so good he earned the game's third star. The Isles are becoming a force this season and Halak is one of the reasons why. He's a solid fantasy roll.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 5 Days

Halak will be in the net Saturday against the Penguins, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

Halak has ridden a hot Islanders offense to three wins in his first three starts, despite his rather mediocre ratios (2.92 GAA, .900 save percentage). He's expected to match up against the Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury in what could be a high-scoring affair.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 6 Days

Halak gave up three goals on 23 shots Thursday, but ended up beating the Sharks in the shootout.

The power of three: Halak's 3-0 despite having allowed three goals in all three of his starts. He'll need to improve his ratios, but the Islanders' offense has been explosive in the early going, which is huge in terms of Halak's win potential.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 7 Days

Halak will be between the pipes for Thursday's game against the Sharks.

Halak has given up three goals in both his starts so far, but still sports a 2-0-0 record thanks to the Islanders lighting the lamp 11 times in those two games. He may need some assistance from his offense again Thursday, as he'll be facing a San Jose team that has scored 12 times through three games.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 8 Days

Halak was assaulted with 43 shots by the Rangers on Tuesday, but put a stop to 40 of them en route to a 6-3 victory.

Halak was most strenuously tested in the second period, when the Rangers fired 21 shots on goal, but broke through just one time, leaving the game tied 2-2 at the second intermission. The Isles would go on to score four goals in the first 11 minutes of the third period, allowing Halak to largely coast to his second win of the year.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 9 Days

Halak will be the starting goaltender for the Islanders in Tuesday's game against the Rangers.

Halak will be looking for win number two on the year after picking up the victory in the Islanders' season opener. He played well against the Rangers last season, going 2-0-0 and stopping 60 of the 64 shots he faced over the two games.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 12 Days

Halak turned away 21 of the 24 shots he faced in Friday's season-opening win over Carolina.

Halak was solid in his Islanders' debut, shutting out Carolina for two periods before surrendering three goals in the final frame. Halak is the clear No.1 goalie in New York, and with the team's recent blueline acquisitions of Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy, Halak could be in for a very successful 2014-15 season.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 13 Days

Halak will be between the pipes for Friday's season opener against the Hurricanes, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.

After inking a four-year, $18 million contract with the Islanders in May, Halak will enter the season as an unquestioned starter for the first time in his career. Though Chad Johnson is a capable backup and could spell Halak on Saturday, when the Islanders and Hurricanes will match up in Long Island, it's apparent that the team intends to make Halak its workhorse. The goalie owns a 2.23 GAA and .930 save percentage over six career games against the Hurricanes, and should make for a reliable fantasy option Friday.